OSHEAN — Advanced Technology Infrastructure Empowering Community Anchor Institutions
OSHEAN, Inc. (Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network) delivers carrier class optical transport, advanced IP-based networking and innovative cloud solutions to Community Anchor Institutions and the communities they serve. OSHEAN creates trusted connections for peer-to-peer interactions that lead to more efficient, effective and collaborative information technology environments. With an extensive member network consisting of leading healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, libraries, government agencies, and other community organizations, OSHEAN acts as a key strategic technology partner by facilitating member collaboration and providing best-in-class technology solutions and services that provide operational efficiencies and transform traditional enterprise operating models in support of its members' missions.
Founded in 1999, OSHEAN is a non-profit coalition of universities, K-12 schools, libraries, hospitals, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations dedicated to providing innovative Internet-based technology solutions for its member institutions and the communities they serve.
OSHEAN is an active member of the local and national technology communities, regularly contributing expertise and resources to a wide range of initiatives, from school enrichment activities to community forums on technology-related issues in the public interest. OSHEAN regularly pursues opportunities for local, regional and national collaboration and plays a leadership role in professional education for IT professionals and policy development in the information technology arena.
OSHEAN is dedicated to building, through the use of innovative practices, a communications infrastructure that will serve the needs of the region’s K-20 education institutions, state and federal government agencies, non-profit research organizations, workforce development initiatives, and economic development efforts. OSHEAN is also committed to creating an environment that encourages collaboration and learning through shared experiences and resources to continually develop expertise within its member organizations.